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Qatari scientists have created a program to identify media propaganda

2019-10-22T00:45:28.297Z

Qatari scholars have created a program to detect misinformation and propaganda in media reports using text analysis, said the chief scientist of the Qatar Institute for Computer Research at the University of Hamad bin Khalifa, Doctor of Sciences Preslav Nakov.



“We created the TANBIH aggregator, which means“ warning ”in Arabic, which verifies the facts presented by the media, indicates addictions of different media and warns if propaganda is found in their texts or videos,” he told RIA Novosti.

Nakov noted that for conducting propaganda "it is necessary to use certain techniques, otherwise it will not sink the soul of the audience."

The program analyzes texts in Arabic and English, but it can also be taught in another language, the scientist said.

During the analysis, the words used in the material are checked: emotions, intimidation elements, logical contradictions are revealed in them.

“Most fake news in the world is not distributed by bots, but by real people who cannot distinguish truth from fiction, if people even work a little with this site, they will analyze any texts or programs differently,” Nakov said.

He added that it is important to develop critical thinking among readers, and the program will help them “critically evaluate the information provided by the media.”

Earlier it became known that a conference of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on media freedom will be held in Moscow on November 6, during which it is planned to discuss, among other things, fake news and misinformation.

Source: russiart

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